Last fall, when ABC and the Washington Post polled the same question, the gap stood at 15 points. Republicans lead Democrats by 11 points among voters who rate the economy positively, while trailing by 48 points among those who see it negatively.
About 60 percent of US adults in a new Washington Post/ABC News poll say the GOP tax overhaul favors the rich over the middle class, and 46 percent say passing it was a "bad thing", versus 34 percent who call it a "good thing". The party's advantage among them has jumped from an already robust 32 points in November to an even larger 59 points today.More news: Twitter COO Anthony Noto Resigns
Fifty-seven percent of female voters support Democrats on a generic congressional ballot, compared to only 31 percent supporting Republicans, according to a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll. And that's unusual for the party. And although a November poll showed a much tighter race among voters who reported turning out in the 2014 midterm election, Democrats now hold a nine-point edge with this group, suggesting that they may have less of a handicap with voters in low-turnout contests. "That's not the case now".
Overall, Democrats need to flip 24 seats to take control of the House. By comparison, just 21 Democrats seats are deemed to be competitive, while the rest are safe. Although nonwhite women "only" favor Democratic candidates by a margin of 53 percentage points (10 points less than the margin by which nonwhite women voted for Clinton over Trump), white women support Democrats over Republicans by 12 points.More news: A fresh GOP promise and a 'talking stick' help end shutdown
Although the president's party almost always loses seats in Congress in midterm elections, Trump's 36 percent job-approval rating puts Republicans at particular risk this year.
On the Democratic side, the campaign enthusiasm is contagious.More news: Senate breaks budget impasse, paving way for government to reopen